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Reproductive Surgery near Chicago IL

There are many causes of infertility, including anatomical ones. To help address anatomical infertility issues, your fertility specialist at InVia Fertility may recommend reproductive surgery. Reproductive surgery can provide individuals and couples around Chicago, Illinois, a greater chance at conception and creating their dream family.

What Is Reproductive Surgery?

All types of reproductive surgery have the overall goal of helping you grow your family. Both women and men may require reproductive surgery to increase the odds of pregnancy. Reproductive surgery typically has two functions:

  • Diagnose anatomical issues that are causing infertility.
  • Correct those anatomical issues.

Most reproductive surgery procedures are minimally invasive. This means they come with smaller scars, less recovery time, and less pain than traditional open procedures. You may be able to go home on the same day as your procedure.

Reproductive Surgery for Women

Your fertility specialist will help you determine if reproductive surgery is right for you. This treatment option may be recommended based on your medical history and what’s found during your fertility assessment. Reproductive surgery for women may use these surgical techniques:

  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopy

Hysteroscopies are surgical procedures that can diagnose and potentially treat uterine issues. Your fertility specialist will use a camera inserted through the cervix to view any potential structural issues in your uterus, such as fibroids, polyps, or adhesions. During this procedure, they can take biopsies and even remove these blockages.

A laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that gives your surgeon a look at your abdomen, including the reproductive organs there, such as your ovaries and fallopian tubes. Your surgeon can remove adhesions from conditions like endometriosis or cysts from polycystic ovary syndrome during your procedure.

A laparoscopic procedure may also be used to repair or remove your fallopian tubes. If the fallopian tubes are damaged by previous procedures (such as tubal ligations) or injury, surgery can increase the chances of conception. The removal of your fallopian tubes can offer greater chances of success if you are undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Reproductive Surgery for Men

The cause of infertility for some men may be blockages or structural issues in their reproductive organs. Blockages/structural issues in the testicle may prevent sperm from becoming part of the semen men ejaculate during sex. Without sperm, eggs can’t be fertilized, and pregnancy isn’t possible.

Surgical procedures can identify these fertility issues and remove them for a better chance of successful conception. Common reproductive surgical procedures for men include:

  • Testicular Biopsy
  • Testicular Sperm Aspiration
  • Percutaneous Sperm Aspiration

These procedures involve taking pieces of testicular tissue or sperm for examination in our lab. The sperm can also be used for assisted reproductive technology fertility treatments such as IVF or IUI.

If you’ve had a vasectomy previously, a vasectomy reversal procedure can be performed to restore the flow of sperm from the testicles and into semen again.

Discuss Reproductive Surgery With a Fertility Specialist near Chicago IL

If you want to explore reproductive surgery as a fertility treatment, a fertility specialist with InVia Fertility can help. Our doctors across Chicago, IL, offer minimally invasive procedures designed to help you grow your family. Contact us to schedule an appointment to discuss reproductive surgery today.

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